By Reza Ghaffari
A widespread Iranian political prisoner tells his tale from the time of his arrest to his eventual get away a decade later
Dr. Reza Ghaffari used to be a professor on the college of Tehran until eventually his 1981 arrest for suspicion of being a member of a banned socialist workforce. This account of his stories via 10 years of torture and as a witness to—and close to sufferer of—prison massacres deals unheard of perception into the torturous therapy of political prisoners who oppose the Iranian regime. not anything written in English or in Persian has so comprehensively and movingly portrayed felony stipulations and the power of these ache them—not purely a listing of atrocities, it's also a story of triumph for integrity and the human spirit within the face of the maximum degradation. In 1999 the Iranian experts got here trying to find Dr. Ghaffari in London and he was once moved to a "safe house" via MI6 the place he stayed for as regards to a 12 months. After Sept. 11, the terrorist chance point within the united kingdom used to be raised and Dr. Ghaffari was once allowed again to his relatives with better surveillance on his condominium. The years of torture have taken their toll on his wellbeing and fitness yet he has refused to be intimidated and is as decided as ever that his tale will be instructed. The fatwah imposed opposed to writer Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses scared many publishers into refusing to print this booklet, A country of worry, in English
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A State of Fear: My 10 Years Inside Iran's Torture Jails by Reza Ghaffari